The present study evaluates the effects of a 600 °C, 1 h heat treatment on the corrosion resistance of threeHigh Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) flame-sprayed alloy coatings: a Co–28Mo–17Cr–3Si (similar to Tribaloy-800) coating, a Ni–20Cr–10W–9Mo–4Cu–1C–1B–1Fe (Diamalloy-4006) coating and a Ni–32Mo–16Cr–3Si–2Co (similar to Tribaloy-700) coating. Electrochemical polarization tests and free corrosion tests wereperformed in 0.1 M HCl aqueous solution. The corrodkote test (ASTM B380-97R02) was also performed, toevaluate the coatings qualitatively. The heat treatment improves the corrosion resistance of the Co–28Mo–17Cr–3Si coating and of the Ni–20Cr–10W–9Mo–4Cu–1C–1B–1Fe coating by enhancing their passivationability. The precipitation of sub-micron sized secondary phases after the treatment may produce galvanicmicrocells at intralamellar scale, but the beneficial contribution provided by the healing of the very small but dangerous interlamellar defects (normally present in thermal spray coatings but not detectable usingordinary scanning electron microscopy) prevails. The effect on Ni–32Mo–16Cr–3Si–2Co coatings is moreambiguous: its sensitivity to crevice corrosion is worsened by the heat treatment.
Heat treatment effects on the corrosion resistance of some HVOF-sprayed metal alloy coatings / Bolelli, Giovanni; Lusvarghi, Luca; M., Barletta. - In: SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0257-8972. - STAMPA. - 202/19:(2008), pp. 4839-4847.